Alphabet-G 3D Print Brass Ring Design Work In Progress

Alphabet-G 3D Print Brass Ring Design

Work in progress

Alphabet-G 3D Print Brass Ring Design Work In Progress

From my previous post I introduce my new design, the Flat Earth ring aroused my sci-fi juice in me, which leaves me to wonder what if I can introduce a mechanical element to the current Alphabet ring series. After a long search for a concept, here I post my new design for the Alphabet-G.

Alphabet-G 3D Print Brass Ring Design Work In Progress Alphabet-G 3D Print Brass Ring Design Work In Progress

Alphabet-F Ring Design

Here are my thoughts and ideas behind the Alphabet-F ring

 

360 virtual reality view

The concept

My initial concept for this piece was meant to be more ridge, more clean lines to connect the Alphabet-F. Along the way, I felt I wanted to take this opportunity to try out something more incline towards the randomness of things rather the more predictable pattern of creating the Alphabet series.

Alphabet-F Ring Face
Alphabet-F Ring Face

Evolving style

In this Alphabet-F ring, it does evolve from the Alphabet-E ring, which I first introduce the folding surface style. This piece is different from the E ring is because of the uneven slope, guided by the unparalleled lines to form the face of F.

Alphabet-F Ring Top Edge
Alphabet-F Ring Top Edge
Alphabet-E Ring Slope Direction
Alphabet-E Ring Slope Direction

Folding style of the face

This in result in series of uneven surface reflecting off different intensity of light, bringing the curious beholder to ask the question of what is the meaning behind these mysterious geometries.

The side of the Alphabet-F ring design

Alphabet-F Ring Side
Alphabet-F Ring Side

I’m always careful not to overwhelm the ring side design and also not to deviate too far from the principle of the face. I want it to suggest the shape of F and yet in harmonic compliment with each other. With this idea in mind, I cutted deep into the front face from left to the upper right so this result with a slant recess to the supposily flat surface.

The subtle side curve

Alphabet-F Ring Front
Alphabet-F Ring Front

You maybe assume the side recess of the ring to be just an ordinary straight cut right into the cold metal but, this is not how I want to end the story in designing this ring. I got this idea to have this gradient cast of light into the recess, so I made it to be a curve recess into the metal, like a disk that crash right into it, only to be half way through stuck on the surface and fall off.

The bridge that form the Alphabet-F ring

Alphabet-F Ring Perspective
Alphabet-F Ring Perspective

An arch metal bar was erect over the slant recess like a bridge over a river to form the backbone of the F. When view at an angle with the side and the face together, you can see how these two facet truly blend in harmony.

Alphabet-D Ring Design

My thoughts and ideas behind the Alphabet-D ring design

In every edition, I try to add some new idea to the ring design. Alphabet-D Ring does have something new that separate itself from the rest. Apart from the usual, this ring offer the unique cascading wave light patter on the surface starting from left to right.

Alphabet-D Ring Top Face View
Alphabet-D Ring Top Face View

Alphabet-D ring progressive wave

As each steps progress from the center of the D, the wave of the outer curvature advance to the right, with each step slightly bended to create that smooth water like wave. You can find each wave have that irregular widening transition to the right from curve to straight line.

Alphabet-D Ring Close Up Wave Effect
Alphabet-D Ring Close Up Wave Effect

360 virtual reality view - VR

This wave can only be described as the water surface and to widen the imagination a little more, I added a mast. At the top you will see this very peculiar protrusion that extent itself from the center of the D to end at the top that connects with a triangle flat head. There were few versions of the mast, but I like this more. The trick is not to make it too obvious; I suppose this is not in anyway going to be like some sort to extraterrestrial communication devise.

Alphabet-D Ring Edge
Alphabet-D Ring Edge

From this angle you can see the mast does catches the eye to light up the imagination. I must say this is the most peculiar design I ever did. On the side here I design a series of recess niche to provide that friction like texture that that will draw the eye to the face.

Alphabet-D Ring Front
Alphabet-D Ring Front

Notice I kept that elongate D shape on each niche on the side.

 

Alphabet-A Ring Design

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Alphabet A ring design
Alphabet A Ring Union
Alphabet A ring design
Alphabet A Ring Closeup
Alphabet A ring design
Alphabet A Ring Side Detail
Alphabet A ring design
Alphabet A Ring Top Face View

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Alphabet-A ring design note

To being, I have no idea what I should do with the Alphabet-A ring design. As we all know how does A looks like but, to put it in a ring face is entirely different subject. So I generalize the shape of A to be triangle and proceed to start drawing lines outward leaving uneven steps to all corners of the face.  

The variations and the choices

There were a few variations I had made and I chosen this because of its simplicity. At one point I almost turn the triangle into a flower. An interesting notion to entertain me while I the process of designing the Alphabet-A ring. Maybe one day I will work on something relate to flowery sort of design for ladies.

360 virtual reality view - VR

Notice the longest horizon bar line at the bottom the of the triangle, I leave that to suggest an elongate ring face. The rest of the cascading slanting lines that adhere to the triangle side to form most of the texture were left there to capture the light and shadow. I initially thought of a deeper lines cut but, too deep a shadow will start to loose the intended shape and all that glamour of reflective light. Let’s move on to the ring side design.

Alphabet-A ring mysterious lines

The recess lines on the side of the Alphabet-A ring design resemble the shape of an A and suggest the ring is build from some sort of building blocks from ground up. It gives that solid foundation, clearly essential for the first ring design in the line as the first Alphabet ring design.

I cannot wait to send this for printing, I’ll post the update and photo shots of the actual ring once in hand. So I leave it as it is for your pleasure now. Drop me a line if you are free. Cheers! 

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Alphabet-A Ring Side Top
Alphabet-A Ring Side Top
Alphabet-A Ring Front Top
Alphabet-A Ring Front Top
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Alphabet-A Ring Side Lines Close

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